May 8th, 2013
03:48 PM ET

2 once-missing Cleveland women return home

Two of the three women rescued from a Cleveland home where they'd been held for about a decade or more returned home Wednesday while police readied charges against the men accused of keeping them captive.

Well-wishers from the neighborhood cheered as a gray van carrying Amanda Berry and the 6-year-old daughter she gave birth to during her captivity pulled up. The porch was decorated with balloons and stuffed animals and draped with a red banner that read, "Welcome home Amanda."

"We are so happy to have Amanda and her daughter home," her sister, Beth Serrano, told reporters. "I want to thank the public and media for their support and courage over the years."

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  1. saywhat

    And they went undetected for years bound in ropes & chains.While their captives went about their business as part of our very civilized society.
    And this is not unprecedented. Rape, incarceration & torture of females.

    May 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    remaining undetected for a decade bound in ropes and chains. While their captives went about their business as part of our very civilized society.

    May 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    And this is not just one case of its kind.Rape,incarceration & torture of females.

    May 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I wish these young ladies the very best.

    May 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    So true @ saywhat. And to imagine they were only a few miles away. And not only that, but the neighbors had called the police a few times because they heard these girls crying and once one of them was naked on the front lawn.

    May 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Still to be verified chrissy. Actually, one of them at least has backed off on the claim of ever calling police. She just thought about doing it, but didn't. I doubt anyone ever did.

      May 9, 2013 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Called "Police"???

      Hahahaha! A lot of good that did....

      May 9, 2013 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ebony

    Question, if you can't speak English or understand it how does he( Cordero) know what she was saying. This is just away to take it from Mr.Ramsey. this is so wrong for the news cast to make him out of a lie!

    May 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ....

    i feel so bad for these girls... they where gone for so long , god only knows what they went thru.. so happy they are finally home with there family and safe

    May 9, 2013 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. vikingwoman

    One has to wonder how many other missing persons might be tied up in some1's basement! I'm so glad these young women managed to escape! It's hard to understand how these men could live w/themselves & their horrific actions! Completely psychopathic!!

    May 9, 2013 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. *kathy

    The mayor has asked the media to be respectful and basically to shut up. The girls and their families don't need to hear the half truths. They have been tortured enough? I'm pretty sure they don't want to relive it because you want ratings.

    May 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Darla Eckley

    Welcome home to all the girls so happy that you made it out, please know there are good people out there who really do love you and are standing behind even as far away as in Texas, I am a mother of two daughter and I feel nothing the courts could do to this man would ever be enough, the court are set up to protect people like him stay close to family and know we are here with love

    May 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    From the other accounts I have read, the brothers have been cleared by the victims themselves and the incident with the naked lady/lawn never happened either, per the victims themselves. Some speculate it is the neighbor trying to get her 15 minutes of fame.

    May 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I am wondering why partisan politics is even relevant in this awful case.

    May 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rodriguez

    You, from Chicago should know. Are you familiar with the expression, "You made your bed, now lay in it"? Your philosophies and worldviews have consequences. Same as Cleveland. Dems destroy everything they touch. Look at Detroit. This is a perfect dem mess: No personal responsibility and lots of government handouts so no tax base so no viable law enforcement. As you destroyed Chicago and wonder what happened. It's you!

    May 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ray

    Please America, continue to look for missing persons in homes, it's a trend developing and there are lots more children to be found alive (Now Adults)

    May 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Detroits problems dont stem from free handouts. If youve done any research you would know that. First and foremost was the previous Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick who was the worst kind of shyster! Then the state made a deal with the city if they would decrease their city taxes the state would subsidize. The state didnt pay. Then last but not least when the auto industry nearly failed and people lost their jobs and ppl lost their homes they moved away. Now they have mostly abandoned homes so no property tax revenue, no city tax revenue and an ex mayor that owes millions!

    May 9, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
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